on 17 May 1807 in Beaminster. I hope she married the William who was baptised as William Pain Elliott in 1785, the illegitimate son of Susannah (whether or not I have chosen the right Susannah to be his mother, and whether she is the Susannah who married a Robert Elliott the following year, and whether I have decided upon the right Robert ... I guess I will never know for sure, but I had reasons for my choices ). This couple are, I believe, my 5x great grand-parents Mary's husband died in 1821, but I found her in 1841 in Beaminster with her two youngest, Charlotte (my 4x ggm) and Louisa. For some reason, although I had built a complicated and sprawling tree of Elliotts I had somewhat neglected Mary and William's children -- except for Charlotte, of course So I have been looking at her eldest son William, born 29 Jun 1810 and baptised 26 Feb 1812. He married Sarah Wellspring (born 1815 in Fordington, near Dorchester) on 20 Jan 1836 in Sherborne (not particularly close to either of their birthplaces ... although they lived there long enough for the Banns ... I think maybe Sarah wasn't quite 21) Through tracing their son William born 1838 in Beaminster, I thought I had found Mary (Hayball) Elliott again, I got quite excited. However, now, and very soon after my find, I am having doubts. In 1841 Mary was born in Dorset, in this 1851 census I found William living with his grandmother Mary Elliott but she is born in Tatworth, Somerset. I had long thought Mary was the daughter of Mathias Hayball, and born in Netherbury in 1791. Have I gone wrong, and if so where? Is there a mistake in Mary's birthplace in either census? Have I found the wrong William born 1838? Is there another William c 1838 who has a grandmother called Mary? I've tried to work my way through the dilemma, but don't seem to be thinking clearly. Any thoughts, ideas, or hints, most welcome.